A. B. Brown and Co
presumably the business of Andrew Betts Brown
of Rose Bank, Glasgow (1884)
Maker of hydraulic machinery for ships
1870s Andrew Betts Brown, a serial inventor, developed a combined hydraulic and steam starting-engine which is now used in nearly every large and small steamer afloat - it was probably his best known invention.
Next he gave his attention to marine engineering, being one of the first to take up the problem connected with the steering of large vessels. He invented the steam-tiller, which was adopted for many larger ships, both naval and commercial. In connection with this he also devised the telemotor, a hydraulic apparatus designed to facilitate the control of the steering gear from the bridge, by dispensing with the cumbersome chains and shafting which had been hitherto used.
Sources of Information
- The Engineer 1884/04/11